Gymnast Hopes Total Dick Move Will Get Her To Rio
Since we can't cheat death (none of us are Darth Plagueis), we like to leave our mark on the world in other ways. Donald Trump, for example, contracts gaudy buildings with his name on them (and if elected and given the nuclear launch codes, will replace most of the world with a crater). Actors do Woody Allen movies. Scientists cure diseases. But a gymnast from Trinidad and Tobago is trying to do it by having an innovative beam mount named after her:
Although this wasn't my best meet due to dislocating my rib the day before in training, I'm thankful I was able to push through and have a pretty great meet. The highlight of my experience at the 46th world championships in Glasgow was getting this skilled named after myself. At my first worlds in 2013 I witnessed @victoriamoors_ , @simonebiles , @silvia_cp17 and a few others achieve and submit a brand new skill into the FIG code of points, what a legacy. Theirs, mine and so many others names will forever be recognized in the gymnastics world. I would like to thank all my friends, family, supporters and most of all, all my coaches that have helped me get to where I am today. Without you guys pushing me and looking up to me I would not have made it this far. I love you guys❤️ Always set dreams and goals for yourself no matter how big or how hard they seem, if you want it bad enough you will achive it. My biggest goal since 2013 was to submit a skill in the FIG code of points My biggest dream since I was old enough to know what it was is to go to the Olympic Games #rio2016OlympicGames Congratulations to my teammate @themarttt , you had the best meet of your life and what a competition to do that at! You have grown and improved so much as an athlete even in the last few years that we have been teammates. We did this together! Behold..... The Dick
A video posted by Marisa Dick (@marisadick) on
Unfortunately, her name is Marisa Dick, which yes, makes that move called "The Dick," and the above, a dick pic. That's an odd name because I can't imagine one being involved in that move. But it's now an officially scored move of the FIG (International Gymnastics Federation), and she hopes to take her Dick all the way to the Rio Olympics. Face it, that name is growing on you. I totally want her to make it just to see Bob Costas' not-so-well disguised smirk.
— Gymnastics Australia (@GymAustralia) January 19, 2016
So the next time someone accuses you of a total dick move, say thanks, but you're not talented enough to pull one off.
Photo via Instagram @marisadick
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and has no shame (Despite the obvious jokes, good luck, Marisa!).
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